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Lindsay Zier-Vogel is a Toronto-based writer, arts educator and love letterer. She received her Masters in English, Creative Writing from the University of Toronto, after working with her thesis advisor, Anne Michaels. Her work has been published in various publications including the forthcoming issue of The Letters Page (University of Nottingham), Where The Nights are Twice as Long (Goose Lane Editions), Watermarks: Writing by Lido Lovers and Wild Swimmers (Frogmore Press/Pells Pool, UK), The Temz Review, The Toronto Star, The Lampeter Review, and Taddle Creek. Her hand-bound books of poetry have recently been added to the permanent collection at the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library. Lindsay is one of three contributors to the popular swimming blog, Swimming Holes We Have Known.
Lindsay is also the creator of the internationally acclaimed Love Lettering Project, a community engagement project. Since 2004, Lindsay has been asking participants in over 250 events to write love letters to the communities and hide them for strangers to find, spreading the love and getting people thinking and talking about why they love where they live. The project has been all over the world – from New York City to Whitehorse, Toronto to Teresopolis, Brazil, L.A. to London.
The Love Lettering Project has been featured in international media including The Atlantic’s CityLab, NPR, The Londonist, CBC Television’s The National, Global National, CTV’s Canada AM, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and CBC Radio’s Metro Morning and World Report and was deemed one of the 50 reasons to love Toronto by Toronto Life. CBC Radio even named The Love Lettering Project a national treasure.